Globally recognized editors and contributors draw on their years of experience to provide practical information emphasizing the basics of material selection and optimal angiographic setup for purposes of the interventional procedure. Comprehensive chapters address the different techniques of approaching complex coronary lesions such as chronic occlusions, bifurcations, and unprotected left main lesions.
Coronary stenting is the most commonly used method of myocardial revascularization, with approximately 2 million stents implanted in 2004 throughout the world. The development of drug eluting stents has resulted in very low rates of repeat intervention and will further increase the scope for percutaneous coronary intervention.
The evidence from large randomized trials is generally accepted to be the gold standard source of information for patient care in interventional cardiology. However, it is well recognized that information from these trials is frequently insufficient to guide the wide-ranging clinical situations found in routine practice. In this context, decision-making is often based on a composite of information from multiple clinical studies, pathophysiological considerations and importantly, personal experience or 'gut-feeling'.
This book, written by internationally recognized experts in their field, provides clear and concise recommendations regarding various challenging clinical situations facing the interventional cardiologist on a daily basis.
The ABC of Interventional Cardiology covers the core knowledge on techniques and management, and highlights the evidence base. Illustrated in full colour throughout, with new images and graphics, it includes key evidence and guidelines, new drug treatments and devices, with recommendations for further reading and additional resources in each chapter. It is ideal for GPs, hospital doctors, medical students, catheter laboratory staff and cardiology nurses.
The Handbook of Endovascular Peripheral Interventions has been written to serve as a comprehensive guide for both the beginner and advanced interventionalist. Covering all aspects of percutaneous peripheral vascular interventions, each chapter of this highly illustrated book provides a brief background, etiology, clinical presentation, imaging, and percutaneous treatment of different vascular conditions. Importantly, Tips of the Trade and How I Do It sections within each chapter make the handbook practical for daily use. These invaluable pearls are provided by contributing chapter authors who are experts in the field.
Edited by Dr. Christopher D. Owens (Division of Vascular Surgery) and Dr. Yerem Yeghiazarians (Division of Interventional Cardiology), from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, the Handbook of Endovascular Peripheral Interventions is a collaborative effort between cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and radiologists. Since each subspecialty brings unique expertise and experience to the field, this handbook will be a valuable resource for all physicians currently working in peripheral vascular interventions.
Chronic Total Occlusions provides interventionalists insight into the world of CTOs with introductory chapters that describe the pathology and indications of CTOs along with a review of clinical trials. Imaging modalities including CT angiography, magnetic navigation wire, and IVUS guided recanalization of CTO are also introduced, together with information on new wires technology and devices for CTOs.
With numerous illustrations of these devices, technologies, and strategies to improve the CTO success rate, this clinical guide, headed up by Ron Waksman, will prove to be the ideal companion for interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who are required to perform angioplasty and coronary stenting.